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1. Amsterdam-based DENHAMlaunches February 10 in the U.S. at American Rag in Los Angeles; with a special presentation and installation, the event will showcase an entirely hand-assembled and handsewn men’s “Skinner” jean as well as innovative Denham signatures such as the “Duty” M65 style jacket. A full men’s and women’s line, including premium denim will be offered.
2. If you’re looking for cheap jeans that don’t look cheap, then check out Mango‘s current denim sale, where you can find a large assortment of skinny to flared jeans for less than $40.00.
3. William Rast is having a two-day warehouse sale starting Thursday, February 9 in Los Angeles. Save up to 80% off! Location: 136 E. 32nd Street, Los Angeles. Cash/Credit Card only. All sales are final.
Don’t miss out on several cool jeans on sale this week, some ending today, some just getting started! Let’s go:
It’s a Swedish smorgasbord starting today, October 25 through Thursday, October 27, when Want Agency presents their fall sample sale, featuring Acne, Filippa K, Nudie Jeans and more for 50-75% off. Cash only. Location: 262 Mott Street (Between Houston and Prince). Near Subway F at Broadway/Lafayette. Hours: October 25 (noon to 8 p.m.); October 26-27 (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
ONLINE Hudson Jeans: Save 20% off online during its Friends & Family event. Enter FRIENDS2011 at checkout. Also, throughout the month of October, every pair of jean purchased at Hudson Jeans online, Hudson will donate $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It’s an easy way to do good. Sale ends tonight, 10/25 at 11:59PM PST. SHOP HUDSON JEANS
William Rast: Starting right now on SWIRL, save up to 50% on jeans of various washes and cuts. Prices go from $69 to $89 on jeans. Sale ends Thursday, 10/27. SHOP SWIRL
Recovering from Fashion’s Night Out? Not so fast! Here’s your chance to create an entire William Rastsection in your closet! Starting today through this weekend (September 9 to 11), secure yourself a few pairs of William Rast jeans at their Los Angeles warehouse. Why? Denim for men and women, including collection pieces, have been marked down as much as 80% off.
Location: William Rast Warehouse
136 E. 32nd Street, Los Angeles
Friday, September 9 (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Saturday, September 10 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Sunday, September 11 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
For Fall 2011, William Rastdoes a re-boot with its entire collection, featuring clean lines, minimalistic details and accents, tone-on-tone stitching, darker washes—everything is different. Moving away from its rugged, rebel-cycle themes from previous collections, William Rast is moving towards more classic and elegant looks and fits. The “Dub” stitching, for example, has been transformed from its “louder” former self to a more understated representation of this denim brand’s label. Also to note: William Rast’s denim fits have been completely re-vamped to reflect the brand’s ongoing evolution. For men’s jeans, look for skinny, straight, straight with flap pocket, relaxed straight leg and boot cut fits. For women’s jeans, look for skinny, skinny with zipper, baby bootcut, bootcut, bootcut with flap pocket, flare, flare with flap pocket and trouser flare fits.
Last night after the trade show madness, DT took to the skies (or at least, close to the sky) for ENK & William Rast’s rooftop after party at the Dream Downtown Hotel. As waitresses in back and gray dresses fluttered around with cocktails and smoked salmon/avocado sandwhiches (yum), guests snapped photos and talked style against a backdrop of sunset & skyline. We saw cut-off shorts, a denim cocktail dress, and incredible dapper denim styles Feast your eyes!
There is a trend in the denim industry, and we’re not talking about the next skinny jean. On May 10, denim executives from around the world came together for the first WWD Denim Forum. A key topic which resonated with attendees was about the move towards social responsibility and green technology. “I was pleased to see that so many of the speakers shared future goals and visions for the industry, such as a larger social and environmental responsibility,” says Nicks Ericsson, director of marketing for William Rast/J Lindeberg. View speaker highlights from the forum below.
François Girbaud (left) with WWD Editor in Chief Ed Nardoza.
Tony Chu, vice president of communications at Hudson Jeans thought there were “a very compelling group of speakers in diverse segments of the denim business.” Furthermore, he echoed the sentiments of many in attendance. “To support and participate in a denim summit, the first of its kind in our ‘backyard’ of Los Angeles, was a no brainer.” According to WWD News Correspondent Khanh T.L. Tran, the WWD Denim Forum, which drew “the cream of the crop,” is expected to return in 2012. To watch more videos from the conference, go to Fora.TV.
In the mood for some spring shopping? How does 80% off sound? Jump on this designer denim discount deal over at ebay, including Paige Premium, William Rast, Rock & Republic, and more! Sale ends May 13th, so don’t delay…
On Dec. 19, an exclusive men’s and women’s collection from William Rast will launch at most Target stores and target.com and will be available through Jan. 22. William Rast has proven that a celebrity can be successful in the design world. The brainchild collaboration of Justin Timberlake and his childhood friend, Trace Ayala, was introduced in 2005 and has grown into a thriving business.
“Our guests have varied tastes and this collection provides the perfect mix of rocker attitude and laid-back appeal for men and women everywhere at affordable prices,” said Target spokeswoman Katie Heinze. Prices for the Target collection were not available, but William Rast jeans cost $165 to $229; leather jackets, $395 to $595, and fashion tops, $95 to $165. “The collection for Target was inspired by the essence of the William Rast brand — the iconography of biker culture and American denim heritage,” said William Rast chief executive officer Colin Dyne. (WWD).
Finally, a real premium denim collection available at Target for a fraction of the price! I can’t wait to see how they fit!
Planning to do some serious shopping in Chicago? Then you better hold onto your bills for The Warehouse Sale’s big event, occupying 10,000 square feet at the Congress Plaza Hotel on March 5 and 6. “The unprecedented sale will offer dramatic savings on some 15,000 items of pure value and style including women??™s and men??™s jeans in all sizes (this is not a traditional ???sample??? sale) as well as a full range of tops, jackets, dresses, sweaters, skirts and shorts.”
Expect to find drool-worthy brands like 7 For All Mankind, AG Jeans, Antik Denim, BCBG Max Azria, Chip & Pepper, Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy, English Laundry, Frankie B., Junk Food, Laguna Beach, Lucky Brand, MEK, Monarchy, Morphine Generation, Rock & Republic, Rock Revival, Taverniti So, True Religion, William Rast and more.
Shoppers are encouraged to register in advance at TheWarehouseSale to receive an invitation to the event for expedited entry, or pay $5 at the door.
The Congress Plaza Hotel
Great Hall (On Michigan Avenue by Grant Park)
520 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605